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About Oktoberfest SA

Oktoberfest SA is owned and managed by a real German couple, living in Benoni, who want to bring a taste of Germany back to their new home, South Africa. By combining authentic German Food, Music and Beer with their South African counterparts, we want to create a top-notch Festival in the East Rand for people of all ages.

We have a real killer lineup of awesome SA Bands & Muso's which we will release very soon. We will also be featuring an authentic German Oompah Band on the day as well.

Why in September?

The first Oktoberfest was held in the year 1810 in honor of the Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig's marriage to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen. The festivities began on October 12, 1810 and ended on October 17th with a horse race. In the following years, the celebrations were repeated and, later, the festival was prolonged and moved forward into September.

This year, Oktoberfest in Germany kicks off on 17th September - so we thought we would host ours at the same time!

German Beer

We are hard at work securing top quality Imported German Beer for the day. We will be updating you as to exactly what you can expect once we have all the details in place. Added to this, the usual SAB & Craft Beers will be on sale on the day as well as spirits & shooters.

German Food

We will have a range of the best German Food available - stay tuned here for details on our menu.

Literally ‘white sausage’. A traditional Bavarian sausage made from finely minced veal and pork bacon, together with spices and herbs. It used to be consumed as a snack between breakfast and lunch and is still predominantly (and sometimes even exclusively) served before noon in many parts of Bavaria. This tradition coined the term Weißwurstfrühstück(white sausage breakfast). Weißwürste are served in a bowl of hot water, traditionally together with sweet mustard, a Brezel, and Weissbier (wheat beer).

Weißwurst

Bavarian expression, meaning ‘it’s tapped’. At noon on the first day of Oktoberfest, the Mayor of Munich traditionally taps the first keg of beer, exclaiming the above phrase, which marks the official opening of the festival

O’zapft is

Leather trousers, particularly popular in Bavaria. These are an essential part of the men’s traditional dress, usually worn together with a white shirt, knee-length socks, and special shoes.

Lederhose

German for waiter and waitress respectively.

Kellner / Kellnerin

A traditional dress for women, the dirndl is worn especially in Bavaria and very popular among female Oktoberfest visitors. It consists of a bodice, blouse, skirt, and apron, and the name originates from the south German diminutive term Dirne, meaning ‘girl’.

Dirndl

This is German for pretzel. In Bavaria, it’s also called Brezn and is made from wheat flour, water, and yeast, and sprinkled with coarse salt.

Brezel

One of the most important Oktoberfest words, prost is German for ‘cheers’ (and is useful outside Oktoberfest contexts, as well!). You will notice that Oktoberfest visitors like having a toast before drinking, a so-called Prosit. Alternatively, you could also say ‘Zum Wohl’ (‘To your health’).

Prost!

Buy Tickets

General Admission

General Admission (Adults)

R100

 

Under 18 Tickets

Kids Aged 12-18 Tickets:

R50

Kids under 12 FREE!

Earlybird Tickets

Earlybird Tickets:

R80

Limited Edition!

Limited R80 Tickets Now Available!

German Oompah Band

"The Eisbeins"

The Eisbeins have been in the entertainment industry for 25 years and have travelled all over South Africa to perform at various venues for beer festivals, formal occasions and fundraisers. The band's music is mostly Oompah, but they also play Pop, Rock, Commercial, Afrikaans and Classical - a music variety for both the young and old.

Full Band Lineup

The Eisbeins – German Oompah Band

The Black Cat Bones

Georgetown

Gangsterdam

The Sextons

Strait-Jackal

The Mitten Fits

Flipside – Party Cover Band

MC Baas de Beer

Distances to the venue

7
km from Rynfield
15
Minutes from Benoni CBD
21
km from OR Tambo
11
Hours Flight from Germany

The Venue

The venue is a plot situated just outside Crystal Park in Benoni. It is on a main road and easily accessible and visible. We will have secure parking on the day with plenty security around to protect both vehicles as well as festival-goers inside. 

We are 15min from Benoni CBD, and short distances from the N12 highway as well as the R21 if you're coming from Pretoria.

Map

Google Map

Market at Oktoberfest SA

Still a few more places for our MARKET AREA at Oktoberfest SA - email us info@oktoberfestsa.co.za if you would like to have a stall.

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